JBPortland (1294) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours dark brown black with two fingers of light tan head. Nose is nutty light roast coffee bean and dark bakerís chocolate with a hint of minerality. Taste is similar, run of the mill medium roasty, nutty, light bakerís chocolate, some dry dark coffee bean, maybe a touch of minerality from the oysters. Finishes with round light roast nutty chocolate malt, mostly dry. Thin body. Meh.
Wolfenkopf (180) - Villa Park, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thereís not much to the aroma on this one, but itís clean. I swirled it about several times and I get a bit of chocolate and malt. Not much here, but nothing unpleasant. Brew is dead of night black, even against a light. Iíve experienced darker. The head was short-lived and almond in color. The taste is chocolatey. No multi-faceted nuances here. This is a stout flavor with a hint toward chocolate. Now, my bottle says that this is an íale brewed with Rappahannock River oystersí, which differs from the stock photo associated with this brew. I can tell you that I donít detect anything oyster-like in the flavor at all. However, this tastes and feels like a stout through and through. The carbonationís a bit much, but it fades, leaving a malty aftertaste. This is a most enjoyable stout, or ale, or whatever the Flying Dog gents call it.
rdixon77 (1699) - Georgia, USA - JUN 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark black pour. Coffee, chocolate, slight salt, some oak. Okay, just a tad thin for my taste. Plenty dry though
terefere (308) - Durham, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours pitch black, thin tan head. Aroma: chocolate, roasted malts, cola, coffee, oak. Taste: coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, a hint of cola, hops.
Light bodied, feels a little too watery for a stout, but it is nice nonetheless.
nasmith003 (175) - Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight coffee and chocolate aroma. Dark, opaque mahogany. Sweet and malty with a middling hop ending.
chucklemation (926) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with a foamy, short-lasting tan head. Aroma is chocolate and lots of roast. Flavor is roast, with a smidgen of bitterness. Has a creamy mouthfeel. I donít know what the oysters add to the beer, but itís pretty good nonetheless.
antg8989 (2) - Califon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A bit thin for my preference. Nothing spectacular, but certainly drinkable.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.25 A: Dark brown color. Two fingers of foamy tan head. Retention is about average and not really any lacing is left.
3.75 S: Moderate roastiness. Brine from the oysters. Some caramel sweetness, but dry overall. Mineral and graininess. Fairly simple, but quite pleasant.
3.5 T: Tastes like the nose. Moderate roastiness with just a touch of ash. Dry, but with notes of caramel and chocolate. Mineral, grain, brine.
3.25 M: Lighter medium body. A bit more carbonation than Iíd like, but good enough. Lacking creaminess, but otherwise okay.
3.5 D: Iím not sure if Iíve ever had a stellar oyster stout, but they always seem to be pretty good. They intrigue me.
DavoleBomb, Jul 07, 2013
huineman (454) - Madrid, SPAIN - APR 23, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Black body with copper shades. Yellow-ish head.
Soft scents of coffee, seaweed (particularly wakame) and toffee.
Watery, light, short-lingering. Easy to forget. Disappointing.
mkam (322) - POLAND - APR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle, pours black with a beige head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Mediu to low carbonation, slick texture. very good stout.